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Road Traffic

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many miles vehicles, excluding heavy goods vehicles, travelled on (a) motorways and (b) dual carriageways in (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales in each of the last five years. (317046)

The estimated miles travelled by vehicles (excluding heavy good vehicles) on motorways and dual carriageways in England, Scotland and Wales from 2004 to 2008 is shown in the following tables.

(a) Traffic on Motorways by country: All vehicles1 excluding HGVs, 2004-08

Billion vehicle miles

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

(i)

England

47.3

47.6

48.8

49.3

49.1

(ii)

Scotland

3.3

3.3

3.5

3.6

3.6

(iii)

Wales

1.9

1.8

1.9

2.0

1.9

Great Britain

52.5

52.8

54.2

54.8

54.7

1 Includes motorcycles, cars, buses and LGVs.

Source:

DfT—National Road Traffic Survey.

(b) Traffic on dual carriageways by country: All vehicles1 excluding HGVs, 2004-08

Billion vehicle miles

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

(i)

England

45.7

45.5

46.2

45.9

45.8

(ii)

Scotland

4.2

4.2

4.3

4.3

4.2

(iii)

Wales

3.3

3.2

3.4

3.3

3.4

Great Britain

53.1

52.9

53.9

53.5

53.4

1 Includes pedal cycles, motorcycles, cars, buses and LGVs.

Source:

DfT—National Road Traffic Survey.